22nd March

The events happened on 22nd March are :

1622 : Murder at Jamestown : Opechancanough, brother of Chief Powhatan and his successor as the leader of the Powhatan Indian empire, led an attack on the Jamestown Colony this day in 1622, killing at least 347 colonists and initiating the Powhatan War.

1945 : The Arab League, a regional organization of Arab states in the Middle East, was organized in Cairo by Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Transjordan (now Jordan), Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.

1934 : The Augusta National Golf Club hosted the first Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

1894 : The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association won ice hockey's first Stanley Cup.

1832 : German author and philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe died in Weimar, Saxe-Weimar.

1820 : U.S. Navy Commissioner Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel.

1765 : The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, inflaming relations with the American colonies.

1599 : Anthony Van Dyck, after Peter Paul Rubens the most prominent Flemish painter of the 17th century, was born in Antwerp.

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